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How To Update Your Skills During The Pandemic

How To Update Your Skills During The Pandemic

Online courses during the pandemic

As the world muddles through the global coronavirus pandemic, we are slowly adapting to our ‘new normal’. At the time of writing, there are over 2 million cases globally and ,sadly, over 150,000 deaths. Many countries have enforced lockdown measures of varying severity. In the UK , the lockdown measures have been extensive.

Public transport has been scaled back and non essential businesses have been closed. The general public are urged to stay at home and only leave for excercise or to help vulnerable family members/friends. This of course has had a huge impact on our lives. Most people are now working from home and with the schools closed , this has caused a number of issues for many people. The other casualty of the pandemic has been the rise in unemployment. Companies are putting their staff on furlough and freezing recruitment

If you were looking for a job or trying to change careers, you may think that you are unable to move forward with your plans. However, there are things you can do to improve your position. You should be working on updating your CV and working on your interview skills, you should also look at skilling up or retraining. Below are some top tips how to update your skills during the pandemic.

How To Choose A Course

  • Choose A Subject

Do you want to enhance the skills you already have? Maybe you want to enhance your already existing Digital Marketing skills. Perhaps you are thinking about moving into a completely new area and what an introduction to the subject. Really think about what you are trying to achieve.

  • Does It Fit Your Schedule?

Courses can vary in length, with some at 2 weeks long , whilst some courses can last up to 6 weeks. Make sure you are able to commit your time to completing the course. Don’t forget that you will have assignments to complete. Think about any childcare or homeschooling committments you have.

Do you prefer a course you can take at your own pace? Do you want to join lectures or access video on-demand? Make sure the course you choose fits in with your life and other committments.

  • Is It Accredited?

Are you looking for an accredited or professional qualification. If you are trying to improve on skills you in a specialised field or want to change, a professional qualification would help you in your career search. If you choose an accredited or professional qualification, make sure it is the right fit for your chose career path before signing up.

Below is a list of the Top 5 providers.

Online Course Providers

  1. Pluralsight
  2. FutureLearn
  3. Coursera
  4. Udemy
  5. Simplilearn

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